'Get Well Soon' Wishes from Channel Nine for Tony Greig

by Kathy Jones on Oct 23 2012 8:53 PM

Former England cricketer and famous television commentator Tony Greig, who was diagnosed with lung cancer recently, has been wished a speedy recovery by Australian television network, Channel Nine. The channel added that cricket fans throughout the world would be praying for him.
The Nine Network chief executive, David Gyngell, has sent the network's best wishes to Greig who will have surgery this week.

"Tony Greig is a name synonymous with Australian cricket - from his playing days as the English captain we loved to hate, to his senior role in the revolution of World Series Cricket, his infamous car keys in the pitch reports and more than three decades of colourful and expert commentary," the Sydney Morning Herald quoted Gyngell, as saying.

'"He's a huge part of the Nine family and, because this is so obviously a very difficult time for Tony, every single one of us is wishing him well," he added.

"Likewise, I'm sure, every cricket fan at the SCG, MCG, the Gabba and stadiums across Australia and the world will be cheering for him through his treatment," he said.

It's not known if Greig will commentate when the first Test against South Africa begins in Brisbane on November 9.